Our Impact

We are financing businesses and strengthening communities. Our mission-driven work generates opportunities for wealth creation and job growth in economically underserved communities.

Hear our stories and dig into the impact numbers.

The mission of Pathway Lending is to provide lending solutions and educational services that support the development, growth, and preservation of underserved small businesses, affordable housing, and sustainable communities.

Since 1999, we’ve aligned capital and business advisory services to help make opportunities reality for hundreds of clients. We invite you to read our annual reports to learn more.

Client Success Stories

Client Profile: Imagine Nation

Walk-In Playcare and Speech Therapy Center Opens Its Doors In Memphis   A Memphis family business breathes new life into the old adage, “the family that plays together stays together,” as three generations play a part in launching a new concept marrying speech therapy with playcare. Play Care Meets Speech Therapy Walking through the doors

Veteran-Owned Middle Tennessee Flight School Takes Off With Funds From Pathway Lending

Retired US Army 160th Special Operations and Reconnaissance helicopter pilot, Thomas Jones, is not ready to land his wings just yet. Originally only seeking a hangar at the Springfield Airport for his son and their helicopter, Thomas was asked to open a flight school in Middle Tennessee. With a lot of interest, but little knowledge of

Product photo: flavored olive oil dispensers
Client Profile: Nashville Olive Oil Co

When Michelle and Jeff Quimby first married, they couldn’t put a meal together and began frequenting a small gourmet food shop in town. The Quimbys credit the shop’s owners with helping them discover a love for learning to cook with high-quality products. As their confidence grew, they became avid users of infused and flavored olive

3 Fears Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

Owners of Bradley’s and Knoxville Chocolate Company, Brad and Joy Hamlett, found themselves in a scary situation after purchasing a 100-year-old candy factory: Sales were flat but expenses doubled. “I just remember times when we felt like how are we going to make it? Something has to give,” said Joy. While the candy business might